Learn how to use the MapRun app to run or walk around virtual orienteering courses
DVO have recently joined British Orienteering’s ‘Find Your Way’ (FYW) initiative, which aims to encourage more young people and families to have positive experiences in local green and urban spaces using the virtual orienteering app – MapRun.
What: It’s a Sport England funded project to get more people engaged and active in their local spaces through virtual orienteering activities.
When: For newcomers to MapRun or orienteering, we have two ‘come and try it’ events in the summer, where groups and individuals of all ages are invited to try a MapRun orienteering course, or two. It’s an ideal summer holiday activity if you’re around and if not, do get in touch via the contact us or social media and we can explain how.
Free maps will be available at each of these beginners sessions and we can explain how to use these and the MapRun app:
- Thursday 17th August 1–3pm – Arboretum Park – more details.
- Thursday 31st August 1–3pm – Allestree Park – more details.
There will be Short and Long courses at each.
Why: DVO hope that this initiative will introduce more people to the fun of orienteering, develop skills amongst orienteers and create connections between our club and community groups, active and school sport partnerships.
How: With MapRun there are no markers in place, but as you go round your course, your phone GPS will confirm each site you visit with a beep. We will explain how to use the MapRun app at the events, but to learn more, there are useful quick start guides and videos on Find Your Way.
Other MapRun courses
Virtual courses are open 24/7, and our aim is to make more of these accessible in Derbyshire via MapRun and FindYourWay which has courses throughout the country.
We previously set up quite a few MapRun courses in lockdown and more recently in Mickleover that are still available with maps to download and print if needed – see if there are any near you via the map of MapRun courses in Derbyshire on our website.